headspace CALD Youth Peer Support Worker - Part Time

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headspace CALD Youth Peer Support Worker - Part Time

Job Description

To assist in the delivery of community engagement activities which promote headspace services, encourage early help seeking behaviour, raise awareness about mental health, and improve mental health literacy amongst young people from a CALD background.

  • Part Time Position (2 days per week)
  • Narre Warren & Dandenong Location, Victoria

About the Role:

  • Provide support to young people, their friends and family by drawing upon their own personal experiences of navigating challenging issues, mental health problems, treatment, recovery, and engaging with services.
  • Provide peer support and practical assistance to young people, to support them to lead their own unique recovery process.
  • Promote choice, self-determination and opportunities to seek or maintain socially valued roles and connections in their local communities.
  • Provide community engagement support to CALD communities by ensuring that accessible information is provided to young people, their families and the local community to increase the capacity of young people and their community to connect with appropriate health and wellbeing supports at the time they are needed.
  • Help to increase community awareness of mental health issues among young people, facilitate youth and where relevant family participation, organise and deliver health promotion activities and community events in collaboration with CALD services and communities

About You:

You respect the ethical beliefs and diversity of others. You are culturally aware and value social inclusiveness as a strength and positively utilises diversity. You have capacity to recognise own feelings and those of others, self-reflection and self-awareness. Lived experience of mental illness and demonstrated experience of recovery and experience of the public or private mental health system. You will also demonstrate:

  • Having the ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment, which works towards reaching common program and organisational goals.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving and negotiation skills especially with young people in the early stages of help seeking.
  • Understand and identify as coming from a CALD background
  • Highly developed presentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain positive stakeholder relationships and work collaboratively with all stakeholders' i.e. young people, local community, government agencies, private practitioners etc.

Why You Should Apply?

Join a vibrant and innovative not for profit organisation committed to an integrated approach to service, and help make a positive difference in the lives of over forty thousand people each year. Values and the way we interact with each other and our customers are extremely important to us. We Care, We Listen, We Engage, We Deliver. We strive to provide seamless coordinated care. Whilst we are not there yet, we are constantly working on our processes with a commitment to service, advocacy and innovation to achieve this. We are situated within the community and in most cases close to major shopping precincts. We offer a family friendly workplace. Not For Profit Salary Packaging Availabe.

About EACH:

A contemporary not-for-profit EACH provides a range of health disability, counselling and mental health services to the community. From humble beginnings established in the Outer East of Melbourne over 44 years ago, committed teams at EACH now consist of over 1300 staff across 65 sites throughout the eastern states of Australia. Together we support over 40 000 clients annually.

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community. Our values promote Customer Centricity, Social Justice, Service Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration - and these underpin the way we work and deliver our services. You can find out more about us here - http://www.each.com.au

We recognise that not everyone experiences life equally. Our focus is about creating opportunities for equitable outcomes. No matter what someone's starting place, we will support them to achieve their goals.

We embrace diversity in all its forms and respect everyone's strength and contributions irrespective of gender, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political views.

Next Steps:

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter outlining their suitability for the role.

For a full position description and/or to apply on line please visit our Careers Centre at http://each.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies.

For specific information about the role, please contact: Sonja Bottern 0439 195 929 sonja.bottern@each.com.au

Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted by 18/03/2019 Interviews are expected to take place from 22/03/2019

Vacancy closes 5pm 14/03/2019

We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusions brings, and in turn encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.

Please note that all appointments are subject to one or more of the following forms of pre-employment safety screening checks including; Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, Disability Work Exclusion Scheme Check, Reference Checks and APHRA Registration Check.

For a full position description and/or to apply on line please visit our Careers Centre at http://each.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies and quote reference number:4593533. Applications close 14 March 2019

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